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COVID-19 Updates: Offering a Safer Service Experience for Every Customer

March 29th, 2020

A Message to Our Neighbors:

We are committed as ever to our neighborhoods nationwide, and take our role as an essential service provider seriously.  With the safety and wellbeing of our customers and employees as our #1 priority, we will be temporarily providing several revised service experiences for our customers.

The services below are in addition to our already enhanced health and safety practices in place across our stores, including limiting the number of people in the front of our stores to no more than 10, and implementing social distancing.

Curbside Drop-off

If you would prefer to not enter our store, quick and easy Curbside Drop-off is now available at all locations.

  • Simply drop-off your vehicle in the designated curbside area.
  • Place your keys in provided Ziploc bag and call us at the provided number to discuss your needs.
  • Leave your bagged key in the key drop, and our team will take care of the rest!
  • Once your car is ready, it will be wiped down/sanitized including the key. You can even request that we place the sanitized, bagged key in your car while you stand 6ft away.
  • Contact free checkout options are also available over the phone.

Contact-Free Services

Our team can perform the following services Contact-Free, meaning they can be performed without our employees entering your vehicle. In addition, several of these contact-free services can be performed while you remain in your vehicle, in our designated Contact-Free service areas.

Services where you remain in the vehicle:

  • Tire air pressure check
  • Fluid check/top-off
  • Wiper blade(s) replacement
  • Light bulb(s) replacement
  • ED-18 Battery check
  • Air filter replacement
  • Battery replacement (most)

Services where you must exit the vehicle:

  • Flat repair (using floor jack)
  • Tire inspections
  • Tire replacement (using floor jack)
  • Belt replacement
  • Any services not listed as permissible Contact-free services

 

 

Thank you for your support and dedication, not only to us, but to all the neighbors you are helping to serve during this critical time.

Be Well,

Joe Venezia, President of Bridgestone Retail Operations

 

March 21st, 2020

The safety of our customers and our employees is our top priority. That’s why, as of Sunday, March 22, Bridgestone Retail Operations will be shortening the hours of operation at all our stores.

We remain committed to our communities nationwide, especially to those required to be on the road providing essential public services during this time.

We encourage everyone to continue taking proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of themselves and all those around them.

Local store hours are available online or you can call 1-844-293-7514 with questions about other services during these modified operations.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and for helping ensure that we all emerge stronger.

Be well,

Your Bridgestone Retail Operations Team

 

March 13th, 2020

At Bridgestone Retail Operations, we strive to be the most trusted provider of tire automotive service in every neighborhood we serve. As such, we are closely monitoring the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and with local, state, and federal health administrations.

To date, we have taken a number of proactive measures to help ensure the health and safety of customers and employees across all 2,200 of our company-owned Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works store locations. 

We have established a cross-functional team to assess the best prevention methods across our locations and are taking additional preventative measures to help stop the potential spread of COVID-19 within our locations. Some of these measures include: 

  • Handwashing protocols with an increased focus on washing between each customer transaction.

  • Steering wheel covers, where present, will be used on all vehicles entering the bay.

  • Hand sanitizer, where available, will be utilized throughout our store locations for customers and teammates.

  • Disposable gloves will be used by our customer service teams and technicians as needed.

Our employees have also been asked to stay home should they not feel well enough to come to work. We would also like to encourage our customers to think through how they can minimize risk as well. If you or a loved one aren’t feeling well, give us a call and we will happily reschedule your appointment to another day.

Rest assured, the safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. The steps noted above are to protect both our employees and customers while remaining open for the communities we serve. 

Please accept our thanks in advance for your help and understanding as we all work together during this challenging time.

Customers with additional concerns regarding our store locations and COVID-19 should call 1-844-293-7514.

Best regards,

Bridgestone Retail Operations

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